Politics

PDP Accuses APC Of Burning INEC Offices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said based on fresh facts available to the party, it is accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being responsible for the burning of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in various parts of the country.

By Taiwo Adebowale

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said based on fresh facts available to the party, it is accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being responsible for the burning of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in various parts of the country.

Photo of one of the burnt offices of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a statement, the leadership of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) claimed they already have the details of how the APC mobilized misguided elements in its fold to burn INEC offices and destroy electoral materials and equipment in Plateau, Abia and Anambra states.

“Our party is also privy to clandestine plots by the APC to burn INEC offices in some other states, so as to paralyze the commission’s operations in such states, and pave the way for the isolation and postponement of Presidential elections in those states; after which it plans to unleash compromised security agencies to muzzle the shifted polls in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Having realized that President Buhari has no chance in a credible, free and fair general election, the APC now plots a violent staggering of the polls so as to use security forces to re-enact the same rigging formula it used in the 2018 Ekiti and Osun governorship elections”, the PPCO added

The PPCO further alleged that, in attacking INEC offices and destroying the card readers, APC seeks to cripple the commission’s use of full benefit of technology that will guarantee a credible biometric voter accreditation.

The PPCO declared that the PDP, in very unequivocal terms, insists that it will never accept any attempt by the APC to postpone the Presidential election in any state of the federation, adding that the Presidential election must hold in all the states on the 16th of February and President Buhari will be served his defeat certificate.

The PPCO said it therefore charges Nigerians to resist the desperation of the APC, for which it has now resorted to burning INEC offices. The party also charged INEC to note that the APC is after it facilities and as such put stronger measures to protect itself from the assaults of this desperate party.

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